Would you want to see Picard with children of his own?

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  1. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In the new series, some time will have elapsed since we last saw the captain. A lot can happen in that time span, including kiddos. Would you like to see Picard with kids, married/unmarried? We tend to focus on him as an individual, but family brings out many new facets for an individual.

    As someone who counts "The Inner Light" among my top TNG episodes, it's something I'd be curious about. He'd be an old papa, for sure, but given that it's possible in the present, it'd be all the more possible in the future. :)
     
  2. Admiral Archer

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    Sure, why not? :)
     
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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Maybe he had kids... on Romulus.
     
  4. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    It might be a clever plot twist for the series to never even mention Romulus. :lol: I'm just about Romulus'd out already.
     
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  5. Tenacity

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    Kid in their twenties and out on their own, The kids aren't in the series (certainly not as regulars), Picard can then tell antidote stories about his children and could be part of the "new and different" Picard, a Picard with a different perspective owing to having had kids.
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    Picard, that we know of, wasn't a father in Nemesis. And only 20 years have passed between that movie and this series... so... if Picard has kids, they're probably younger than that and not on their own. So, I'd prefer that Picard not have kids. Or, at the very least, that he's not living with them. Maybe they're with the mother -- maybe Crusher -- and they're divorced. One of the elements that could be borrowed from "All Good Things".

    Why would Picard be doing whatever he's doing with this rag-tag group if he had a family to worry about? He'd either have to not have a family or be separated from them.
     
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  7. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    But that was one of the fundamental features of daily life onboard Enterprise D. He was never a huge fan of it, but that’s what would make it ironic and different in how he would approach it.
     
  8. guyute03

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    No kids. Goes against the character we have known.
     
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  9. WarpFactorZ

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    I figured this is why the destruction of Romulus had such an impact on him. He was living there with his family -- his wife Beverly and their kids Q1 and Q2 -- working on peace negotiations. He goes out to buy some space milk at the local starbase, and BOOM!
     
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    See the above post. He figures he's got nothing to lose. Maybe the storyline will be the a version of the unproduced Orci script -- trying to save Romulus / change history and bring back his family.
     
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  11. serabine

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    I have a feeling (from reading that character breakdown that went around a while back) that "K'Bar", the 17 year old Romulan that was described as "extremely devoted to Picard", might maybe fill a surrogate kid role.
     
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  12. The Old Mixer

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    "SHUT UP, K'BAR!!!"
     
  13. Lord Garth

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    I seriously think they shouldn't have kids on the show. K'Bar, at 17, is probably about the youngest I want them to go. I agree that he basically serves the "kid" role. And it works because he's young, but not too young, meaning not "annoying kid" young like if there were a seven-year-old.
     
  14. Cutie McWhiskers

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    If there's a reason. People can change beliefs over time. On TNG he was awkward around them. Plenty of good reasons exist for him to soften up. If not an epiphany. But it's a big enough issue most viewers would probably enjoy a good reason, for continuity's sake.
     
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  15. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    Would it be cool or creepy if in the upcoming series he had kids with the names Meribor and Batai?

    Along those lines, don't forget that Picard was a father & grandfather for the equivalent of decades. In that sense, it wouldn't be something new for him.
     
  16. Armus

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    Yes people do change.

    If Picard has kids he should have hair too. Call me a purist but I think there should be some reverence for the character as established in TNG's glory days.

     
  17. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    That begs a more crucial question: would you accept a Picard who wears a toupee? :lol:
     
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  18. ALF

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    Not especially. We saw Picard with some of 'his' Nexus-children in Generations.
    That was plenty.
     
  19. Brainsucker

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    Oh maybe Picard has deposit his "Future" in a sperm bank, and a woman who love Picard secretly took his sperm and has his child.
     
  20. King Daniel Beyond

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    It's been so long, Picard could have adult children. K'Bar could be his Romulan love child.